August events

Fun With Old Photos, Silent Auction and Potluck Saturday, 20 August 6 to 9 pm: Port Maitland Fire Hall

Admission is free. If you have some old local photos of people or places (Sandford, Richmond, Beaver River, Lake George, Port Maitland area) we can borrow to scan for this event or have an item to donate to the Silent Auction (bids start at $10) get in touch with Wilfred Allan: 649-2006.

Who are these people? Where and when was this taken?

Come join the fun: your questions about these and many more photos will be answered August 20

Sponsored by The Old Beaver River and Port Maitland Cemeteries Preservation Society web site:

For more information, click the link below….

August Events Poster

Cemetery Tour and Strawberry Social

lamb stoneTour of the historic

Founders and Free Will Baptist Cemeteries in Beaver River

Sunday, 24 July 2011 2 to 3:30 pm (arrive early for parking)

rain or shine—starts at the Free Will Baptist Cemetery

The tour will be conducted by Squire John Crawley who will leave his burial plot in the Chebogue Burying Ground where he has been resting since April 1806. He knew some of the folks buried in these cemeteries. There might be some gossip.

immediately followed by a

strawberry socialberry

Port Maitland Fire Hall

Free Admission to both events donations appreciated

Sponsored by the Old Beaver River and Port Maitland Cemeteries Preservation Society


Historical documents of the Society

We are in the pricess of digitizing some of our archival material about the society as well as the cemeteries themselves. Below are three documents about the Society’s beginnings.

The first is the founding meeting announcement, the second an editorial in the Yarmouth Vanguard Newspaper from August, 1999 and the third is a feature article in the Vanguard published a week earlier, in July of 1999.

meeting 1999

Announcement of the First Meeting of the soon to be OBRPMCPS, June 8, 1999

Vanguard editorial, August 3, 1999 (Click to enlarge):

editorial vanguard 1999

Editorial in Yarmouth Vanguard, August 1999

Vanguard Feature article on the Society and our earliest efforts – July 1999 (click on any photo for larger version)

Page 1 of feature article

Page 2 of feature article

Page 3 of feature article


This page will have news items about the Society as they become available.


Faces of Heritage – an article about Linda Campbell, the Society’s vice-Chair.

Cemeteries recognized as Heritage Sites. (From the Yarmouth Vanguard newspaper.